Pennsylvania's Commonwealth Court today affirmed an earlier decision finding that Provident Charter School for Children with Dyslexia has met the requirements necessary to be granted a charter.
A seven-judge panel of the court found against the Pittsburgh Public Schools, which had appealed a February 2015 decision of the state Charter School Appeal Board.
The board voted 4-2 to overturn the school district's decision denying the application.
The school, which emphasized serving dyslexic children, would be open to all.
The Commonwealth Court found that Provident demonstrated it had sustainable support, will provide students and parents with expanded educational choices; will provide comprehensive learning experiences to students and has appropriately explained how community groups will be involved in its planning process.